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GuerrillaReads No. 10

John Talley-Jones reads the Marfusha Haiku

These haiku narrate the story of Marfusha, first rabbit into space. In July of 1959, she participated in a high-altitude, suborbital Soviet test flight.  Along with two canine companions, she successfully returned to Earth, where she lived out the rest of her days.  A Rumanian postage stamp was subsequently issued in her honor.

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Written and read by John Talley-Jones of the Los Angeles punk band Urinals.